50 traffic sources for your blog

May 21, 2010 | No Comments Yet

QOT has a list of 50 websites that can help drive traffic to your own blog. They’re divided into the following categories:

  1. eBook directories
  2. Blog directories
  3. Social media
  4. News and aggregation sites
  5. Podcast directories
  6. Video marketing
  7. Article directories
  8. Guest posting
  9. Document sharing
  10. RSS feed submissions
  11. Ping submissions
  12. Blog communities and forums

A lot of these are common knowledge to those who have been blogging for a long time now, but it’s great to have a list of sites compiled in one place for you. The bottom line here is to get your content out there; you can’t just create a blog and rely solely on Google search results to bring traffic in. Be creative and find your niche.

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Keep your blog credibility amidst sponsored events (redux)

April 1, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Marcelle Fabie has written his own version of the previously featured blog credibility tips by Jayvee Fernandez, and his strategies are, shall we say, more aggressive:

  1. You are a VIP. Act like one.
  2. Don’t attend if the freebies are not worth your while.
  3. Never shell out!
  4. No matter how compelling, don’t blog about the event! You have better things to blog about!
  5. Always invite a MOB with you when attending these blogger events!

Bottom line: you’re the customer, you’re the one with the purchasing power, so it makes sense for companies, PR people, and the media to be at your beck and call, right? I’m sure the event organizers will agree as well.

(Happy April Fool’s Day!)

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Keep your blog credibility amidst sponsored events

March 19, 2009 | 1 Comment

Jayvee Fernandez of A Bugged Life has written a very timely article on blogger credibility and sponsored events in the Philippines. I think this paragraph is one of the most important thoughts to take away from his piece:

If you want to be known, be known for only one or two things, and make sure you do these well. To the SEO and blogging industry, having many blogs is absolutely normal. But when you start to engage marketers, you don’t say “hello, I write for twenty blogs.” They won’t see you as a brand. They’ll see you as a production house. You’ll know this when they give you a sheepish grin. Trust me, I’ve seen it before.

See also Markku Seguerra’s comment below:

Let’s just say there’s more to blogging than just blog events. I guess that’s a good reminder for everyone.

While it’s true that companies have started tapping the blogosphere for marketing their products via events and contests, you don’t have to be pressured into participating or providing 100% positive feedback all the time. Again, there’s more to blogging than marketing and PR.

Why do you blog? What do you bring to the table?

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Blogging 101, Blog Marketing & Advertising, Blogging Monetization & Business Hands-on Workshop

February 10, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Janette Toral is holding a comprehensive blogging workshop on February 18-20 at Netopia Internet Cafe, Ground Floor Greenbelt 1, Legaspi Street, Makati City.

Here’s the general schedule:

February 18: Blogging 101 Workshop
February 19: Blog Marketing & Advertising
February 20: Blog Monetization & Business

Anybody can sign up, including DigitalFilipino.com Club members. The fee for non-members is Php3000 per day. Register here.

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Win a free delegate pass to It’s All Geek to Me! The 2nd Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit 2008 from IMMAP

July 29, 2008 | No Comments Yet

The Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) is giving away 2 delegate passes to the It’s All Geek to Me! The 2nd Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit 2008, which will be held on August 13 to 15 at the Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City.

All you have to do is write a blog entry about the event and why you’d like to attend. Also make sure you link to the following websites:

  • It’s All Geek to Me! The 2nd Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit 2008 at http://www.interactivesummit.com.ph/
  • The Boomerang Awards 2008 at http://www.boomerangawards.com.ph/
  • Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) at http://www.immap.com.ph/

Post a comment at the following blog post: digitalfilipino.multiply.com and mention the URL of the blog post you have written. Deadline of this contest is on July 30; winners will be announced on August 7.

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